Frozen Fingers Dragon Force 65 Winter Championship Series

Sunday 22nd October saw Round 1 of the Frozen Fingers Dragon Force 65 Winter Championship Series on what was a relatively bright day with a strong breeze at about 20mph plus at times. However, it proved to be a difficult day for some, with the wind coming primarily from the WSW and veering W at times over and round the Fort creating gust and holes!

It was a windward/leeward course, starting between marks 8 and 9, a beat down to 12, a run down to 9, back to 12, then 9 again and finish between 12 and the bank.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

We welcomed Buzz Coleman and Jamie Cornwell–Stevens after a long absence and a new young member Jay Daltrey for his first competitive RC Yacht race.

Whilst everybody started on ‘A’ sails initially, as the wind increased in strength it caused some skippers issues and so after a couple of races, most skippers changed down to ‘B’ sails for the rest of the day. The only skipper to have a permanent issue was Geoff Appleton who retired after race 3 due to a goose neck problem.

In his inimitable style, Buzz Coleman took 8 out of the 9 races only loosing the last race of the day to John Newton after getting caught on mark 12 and so was the overall winner on 7 points. There was some close racing between John Newton, Glenn Meekcoms and Jamie Cornwell-Stevens , but at the end of the day, John Newton with his better consistency was second on 15 points followed by Glenn Meekcoms on 21 points. It was obvious that some skippers struggled with the wind and it’s varying conditions, but hopefully they have learnt a little to help them in future events.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Buzz Coleman 12 7.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
2 John Newton 43 15.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0
3 Glenn Meekcoms 418 21.0 2.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0
4 Jamie Cornwell-Stevens 700 27.0 14.0 14.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.0
5 Dave Chamberlain 208 33.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 10.0 7.0 7.0 4.0 5.0
6 Dave Bland 88 45.0 10.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 8.0 5.0 11.0 10.0
7 James Beale 188 50.0 8.0 7.0 10.0 14.0 4.0 5.0 9.0 7.0 14.0
8 Dave Crane 182 51.0 9.0 11.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 10.0 9.0 6.0
9 Rodney Latham 777 52.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 8.0 6.0 8.0
10 George Patten 95 62.0 14.0 9.0 12.0 9.0 9.0 12.0 6.0 10.0 7.0
11 Terry Wright 97 68.0 6.0 10.0 11.0 14.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 8.0 11.0
12 Geoff Appleton 16 72.0 4.0 3.0 9.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
13 Jay Daltrey 0 76.0 11.0 14.0 13.0 10.0 12.0 10.0 12.0 12.0 9.0

Being Round 1 of the Frozen Fingers 2017/18 Dragon Force 65 Winter Championship Series the places are as above.

Pos. Name Sail Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Total Disc. Result
1 Buzz Coleman 12 13           13   13
2 John Newton 43 12           12   12
3 Glenn Meekcoms 418 11           11   11
4 Jamie Cornwell-Stevens 700 10           10   10
5 Dave Chamberlain 208 9           9   9
6 Dave Bland 88 8           8   8
7 James Beale 188 7           7   7
8 Dave Crane 182 6           6   6
9 Rodney Latham 777 5           5   5
10 George Patten 95 4           4   4
11 Terry Wright 97 3           3   3
12 Geoff Appleton 16 2           2   2
13 Jay Daltrey 0 1           1   1
14 Dennis Graham 23             0   0
14 Angela Mears 348             0   0
14 Malcolm Schaffer 101             0   0
14 Keith Gray 27             0   0
14 John Lambert 877             0   0
14 Howard Dalton 364             0   0
14 Mark Hainsworth 34             0   0
14 Steve Bines 836             0   0
14 Jim La Roche 90             0   0
14 Dave Sellens 790             0   0
14 Lance Benett 10             0   0
14 Bill Still 327             0   0
14 Chris Aldred 401             0   0
14 Geoff Howell 391             0   0
14 Chris Theodorou 873             0   0
  Half +1 Scores to count       Discards            
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